8 Personality Traits for Cybersecurity Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments lists top characteristics for a 'successful' cybersecurity hire.
Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments has compiled an analysis of the main personality characteristics that are best-suited for the cybersecurity field.
The eight traits the company said are indicative of a successful career in cybersecurity are modesty, altruism, composure, scientific, inquisitive, skeptical, responsive, and diligent.
"Traditional recruiting practices often overlook personality and focus on education, experience and a set of hard skills. While these are important, it is crucial to remember that personality characteristics play a huge role," said Dr. Ryne Sherman, chief science officer at Hogan Assessements. "A candidate with the suitable personality can be easily trained into the right role. This is especially true in the cybersecurity world, where companies struggle to find the experienced individuals they need. To recruit top talent, companies should direct their attention to the power of personality."
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